[python-uk] Reading list

Nick Murdoch nick at nivan.net
Wed Jun 26 13:47:31 CEST 2013

The official Python tutorial itself is pretty great. I learned the language (fresh out of Uni having studied Java) solely from it:


For completely beginner programmers it perhaps skips over a few things that wouldn't be obvious, but for experienced coders I don't see any problem with it.



On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 11:48:05AM +0200, a.cavallo at cavallinux.eu wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm looking for an introductory book in python: do you have any
> suggestion?
> I'm shortlisting few so far:
> Python 2.6 Text Processing: Beginners Guide (Jeff McNeil):
> https://www.packtpub.com/python-2-6-text-processing-beginners-guide/book
> Head First Python (Paul Barry):
>     http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920003434.do
> The Quick Python Book (Naomi R. Ceder):
>     http://www.manning.com/ceder/
> Volent Python (TJ O'Connor):
> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Violent-Python-TJ-OConnor/dp/1597499579/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1372239422&sr=8-10&keywords=python
> Programming Python (Mark Lutz):
> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Programming-Python-Mark-Lutz/dp/0596158106/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1372239456&sr=8-8&keywords=python
> Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner (Mike Dawson):
> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Python-Programming-Absolute-Beginner-Dawson/dp/1435455002/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372239604&sr=1-1&keywords=python
> All they seem reasonable reading for starters, but I wonder if
> there's something else around that can be effective in bringing
> skilled developers (C/C++) into the python side.
> Thanks
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